When International Museum Day rolls around on May 18, Queensland Museum will be celebrating. And they'll be doing it in the best possible way, of course. Yes, it's time for a night at the museum, but you won't find Ben Stiller roaming the halls here. Given what's currently on display, here's hoping the revelry doesn't actually awaken the exhibits either.
Walking, talking, drinking and partying like an Egyptian, QM's latest After Dark shindig is all about mummies as part of the museum's Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives exhibition. There'll be music, drinks and demonstrations — plus attendees will get free reign of the space, peering not only at the six real-life mummies dating back to 900BC, or at the almost 200 objects on show with them, but also the rest of the joint's displays.
You'll be knocking back beverages, examining pieces that have seen thousands of new years go by, and trying to unlock ancient mysteries like you're Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz or Tom Cruise. Also a highlight: a talk called Brew like an Egyptian: Ancient Egyptian Beer Making by Dr Serena Love, should you want to learn a new skill too.
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